Who We Are
PRN is a non-profit agency that operates the federally funded Texas Parent Training and Information Centers - PATH, PEN & TEAM.Find your PTI
Do you want to become an effective advocate for your child? We offer free webinars and in-person workshops across the state.Come join the fun
We’re here for Texas families!
We can help you understand your child’s disability; understand your rights and responsibilities under IDEA; obtain and evaluate resources and services; and effectively participate as a team member with professionals in planning services for your child.
How do I get started?
Contact us at 1.800.866.4726 or email@example.com and we will put you in touch with the person helping parents and families in your area.
Is there a cost for your services?
No. All of our services are provided at no cost.
Info & Hours
1090 Longfellow Drive
Beaumont, TX 77706
Toll Free 1.800.866.4726
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
On the Blog
“We don’t have an aide (or service or equipment item, etc.) for your child, although we agree that it’s a good idea. Our budget is really tight and we just can’t afford it.” Recall the Law The school district must provide a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for children regardless of cost or funding issues. The school is required to identify building resources to meet the students’ needs. “Special education means specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, … read more
This post presents a seven-step process for developing IEPs that are aligned with state academic grade-level content standards. Each step is followed by guiding questions for the ARD committee to consider in making data-based decisions. This process can help school personnel to: (a) consider each student’s strengths and needs to develop goals focused on closing the gaps between the student’s levels of academic achievement and grade-level standards; and (b) use data to make decisions, including selecting the most appropriate assessment … read more
What can you do if the school appears unwilling and/or unable to create a program or services to prevent your child from falling further behind or to narrow the gap with his or her peers? The school may say “Your child is making good progress” or “Your child is making passing grades”. Recall the Law An individualized education program “must include … A statement of measurable annual goals, including academic and functional goals designed to— (A) Meet the child’s needs … read more
As referenced in state law (TEC § 28.0216), a school district grading policy must require a classroom teacher to assign a grade that reflects the student’s relative mastery of an assignment. Effort, attendance, work habits, and participation are not directly related to the demonstration of mastery of an assignment, nor do they give a clear picture of the student’s academic learning.